- Tuesday, July 20, has been declared a public holiday
- This will pave way for the Muslim celebration of sacrifices
- A statement signed by the interior minister made this announcement
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Ahead of the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, Tuesday, July 20, has been declared as a public holiday by government.
This is to allow for the Muslim celebration of sacrifices which commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to obey Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.
“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 20th July 2021, which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, stated.
Need to speak French
President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that Ghanaian job seekers may soon be required to have proficiency in French.
In an interview with the French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie Avé, the president explained that the Continental Free Trade and Ghana’s increasing export sector will open job opportunities for Ghanaians who are bilingual – can speak English and French.
“As Ghana’s export potential, capacity to export its products – especially value-added products – increases and intensifies, [yes] Ghanaian companies will be looking to populate the sales departments, the international sales departments, the exports departments, with people who can speak French.
I can see that coming very easily. In any event, the greater the links, the stronger the integration and you are talking about links of language, of culture, of blood. All these are important links that enable people to live in the same space,” he explained.
Kennedy Agyapong – MP issues
The Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Murtala Mohammed, says he regrets using “honorable” as a title of a parliamentarian.
The main opposition NDC legislator decried recent statements by a colleague MP, Kennedy Agyapong, calling for a journalist to be beaten over the Ejura Killings probe.
Murtala Mohammed lamented that utterances as those from Kennedy Agyapong “ has dented the honorable title in Ghana” therefore calling on the public to rather call him “comrade”.
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